Join us for an evening celebrating robots on and off screen. Explore the Robots exhibition after hours, get hands-on with robotic gadgets and enjoy one of two classic sci-fi movies on the big screen.


Times and films Details
18:00 - 22:00   Westworld             Watch Michael Crichton's 1973 classic Westworld  then visit the exhibition
19:00 - 23:00     Blade Runner: The Final Cut Visit the exhibition then watch Ridley Scott's cult classic Blade Runner (1982)

Film details

Choose between the following two films shown in our 200-seat Auditorium, both introduced by exhibition curator, Tacye Phillipson:

Westworld (1973): A robot malfunction creates havoc and terror for unsuspecting vacationers at a futuristic, adult-themed amusement park.

Doors open 18:00 for an 18:30 start. After the film, visit the exhibition, bar, food and robot activities until 22:00.

Blade Runner: The Final Cut (1982): A blade runner must pursue and terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space, and have returned to Earth to find their creator.

Doors open from 19:00 for exhibition entry, bar, food and robot activities. Film screening starts at 20:45 and ends at 23:00

Other entertainment

Robotic toys will be taking over our Discoveries and Imagine Galleries. Have a go at navigating a sphero around a course, try to get a codapillar from A to B or take the Turing Test to determine if you’re chatting online with a real person or a machine.

Things to know

  • Entry is via our Lothian Street doors, at the back of the museum.
  • Doors open at 18:00 for the Westworld screening. Those coming for the Blade Runner screening can enter any time from 19:00 for the 20:45 screening. The exhibition and associated activities will be open from 19:00 until 22:00.
  • The screenings will take place in our comfortable Auditorium. Please note we do not have surround sound. 
  • The South Hall, Discoveries gallery and Robots exhibition will be open to ticket holders.
  • Drinks and snacks will be available on the night to take into the screenings, plus hot food and drinks are available between screenings.


  • Auditorium

  • Robots exhibition

    Robots exhibition
  • Discoveries gallery

    Discoveries gallery
  • Drinks

  • Robots exhibition

    Robots exhibition

Header image: Crowd-sourced recreation of renowned British robot Eric, originally built by Captain William H. Richards, 1928 © The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum.

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From early mechanised human forms to today’s cutting-edge technology, this major exhibition reveals our 500-year quest to make machines human.

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Event information


22 Mar 2019


National Museum of Scotland - Entry via Lothian Street, Edinburgh

How much

£16, £14 Members & Conc. (includes screening for one film and exhibition entry)

Booking information

Age 18+

Call 0300 123 6789 or book online

Book Westworld

Book Blade Runner


The Lothian Street entrance and Auditorium are wheelchair accessible, and there is access to an accessible toilet. There is also an induction loop in the Auditorium. Guide dogs, hearing dogs and other recognised assistance dogs are admitted. Click here to find more information.

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